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Remembrance Service

Sunday 13th November

Newton Abbot Remembrance Service to be streamed live via Facebook


The Remembrance Sunday service in Newton Abbot on November 13 is to be streamed live via the Town Council’s Facebook page for those unable to attend in person.
Proceedings are set to begin at 10am in Courtenay Street with an assembly for the 10.30am parade to the War Memorial led by The Plymouth Maritime Corps of Drums Band.
On arrival, the Parade Marshal will order Standard Bearers inside the rails where there will also be an area reserved for children and organisations such as the Scouts, Cubs, Beavers, Guides, Brownies and Rainbows.
The Mayoral Party, including town, district and county councillors will gather outside the rails.
The first hymn, Stand up, Stand up for Jesus, will begin at 10.45am with an introduction by the Salvation Army Band and singing led by Tracey Pearce of WBW Solicitors.
Two minutes silence at 11am will come after prayer, scripture reading and a recital of the Exhortation by a representative of the Royal British Legion.
Afterwards the Reveille will be sounded together with a reading of the names of the fallen.
Wreathes will be laid and a prayer offered for the Armed Forces.
A short address by Newton Abbot Mayor, Cllr Carol Bunday, will be followed by the hymn Love Divine, All Love Excelling, and a poem by Alice Day entitled I Will Remember, read by a member of The Guides.
After the National Anthem and blessing, the parade will reform and march back to the Royal British Legion headquarters.
The Mayor, together with the senior Royal Naval Officer and Presidents of the Royal British Legion will take the salute at the War Memorial with a Guard of Honour performed by the youth groups.
The live stream is due to start at approximately 10.40am, search for Newton Abbot Town Council on Facebook.


Drivers have been encouraged to seek alternative routes through the town centre on the day as Queen Street and parts of The venue will be closed to traffic.